Friday Free-for-All

Time for some links to get the morning rolling: 

  • As if the bill weren’t already controversial enough: The Senate Armed Services Committee approves an amendment to the bill seeking the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that would allow abortions at military hospitals.
  • Pope Benedict reaffirms celibacy during the closing events for the Year of the Priest: “Celibacy ‘is made possible by the grace of God … who asks us to transcend ourselves.’ Celibacy would be a ‘scandal,’ he said, only in ‘a world in which God is not there.'”
  • The International GfK “Trust Index” shows faith in the clergy falling (presumably because of the scandal)…. but at least it’s still higher than faith in politicians. [H/t Deacon Greg]
  • 16-year-old Californian Abby Sunderland was found alive and well today, after she was feared missing at sea in her attempts to sail solo around the world — but the incident has sparked debate again about whether a person so young should be alone at sea in the first place.
  • Sister Mary Jane: Nuns busted for growing pot in convent garden.
  • “You will not fear”: Fantastic photo of faith in wartime.

 

 

By

Margaret Cabaniss is the former managing editor of Crisis Magazine. She joined Crisis in 2002 after graduating from the University of the South with a degree in English Literature and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She now blogs at SlowMama.com.

Join the conversation in our Telegram Chat! You can also find us on Facebook, MeWe, Twitter, and Gab.

MENU